Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Inkling: it’s a wrap


As we head into the holiday season, I wanted to share an idea for gift wrapping a package and making it look special.


This gift wrap can be used year round or enhanced with seasonal embellishments, like berries to give it a more holiday feel.

To gift wrap a package like this, all you need is brown kraft paper, string, tape and a twig. For the bird, I printed out an image I found online and cut it out. I had all the materials in my supply stash, so wrapping this package didn’t cost me any additional money.

(Updated 1/26/11) - Note: the source of the bird is an artist named Geninne Zlatkis.
Purchased gift bags are quick and easy but can add up. With a few items you have laying around, it only takes a few minutes to create a unique package.

15 comments :

  1. I love the simplicity of this package. It is beautiful!!

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  2. What a great, simple idea! Quite lovely.

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  3. I love this! You can turn a cheap package into something really creative an cute!
    Thanks for linking up to Craftify It Thursday!

    Jennifer @ Life with the Lebedas

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  4. this is a great idea!! especially for me and my coworkers - we work at an aviary!

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  5. This is so sublimely beautiful !

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  6. This is beautiful! I love using kraft paper for wrapping , but I've never seen the beautiful embelishment you've created!

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  7. Brown paper packages tied up with strings... and birds... and twigs of course! Definately some of my favorite things! This is wonderful, thanks for linking up!

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  8. Lovely wrapping. I just wanted to let you know that the artwork is by artist Geninne Zlatkis: http://blogdelanine.blogspot.com/

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  9. Geninne did some beautiful tags to download this year on her blog, she is gracious. Where in her blog did you find this little guy, love the color. thanks

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  10. Hi Dru,
    Here's the direct link to Geninne's post with the "3 Little Birds" print. She's amazing. Thanks for letting me know about her tags. Love them. http://blogdelanine.blogspot.com/2008/06/three-little-birds.html

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  11. Thanks, these are fun, and Geninne is very talented.

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  12. Hi Carolyn, I love how beautiful and simple this idea is. I've shown it in my blog but to make sure you get the credit I have also linked this page to it, I hope you dont mind :)

    http://lisahornsey.wordpress.com/

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  13. Thank you for this fascinating idea. I featured it here and linked it to this post: http://www.chachingonashoestring.com/2013/11/25/merry-little-christmas-too-too-fun-wrapping-idea-8-with-printable/

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  14. So sweet, with it's simplicity and pretty bird tag. Hope you don't mind I've featured this on my party blog post for gift wrapping http://www.stylemyparty.co.uk/blog/christmas-gift-wrap-ideas/ have a little look, it sitting with some other lovely ideas. Hope you like it?

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